Innovation

Fish-Shaped Mobile Battery Sparks Devices, Smiles & Appetites

There's something fishy about the 6000mAh SOSOGE! TAIYAKIKUN, a mobile battery that puts portable power in the palm of your hand. Modeled after a taiyaki (a delicious traditional Japanese pastry) with glowing golden eyes, the SOSOGE! TAIYAKIKUN is a high-efficiency lithium ion battery that charges all sorts of mobile devices while sparking your appetite in the process.

Award Winning WorryWoo Monsters Teach Kids To Embrace Their Emotions

Before Disney and Pixar released Inside Out, a movie about 11-year-old Riley and her personified emotions, artist Andi Green was drawing “the monsters in her head” to help her express complicated feelings. By turning her emotions into lovable characters, she was not only able to embrace them, but was able to talk about them and share them with others. There began the journey from sketches of monsters to the award winning WorryWoo Monsters plush toys and book series.

Secure Beginnings Mattresses Are Breathable, Safest For Baby

When my partner and I were expecting our first child, we quickly learned that back is best when it comes to a sleeping baby. This is because it reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Even with due diligence, our children can roll into unsafe positions while they sleep. Any child is at risk for positional asphyxiation. The people at Secure Beginnings wanted to make the safest sleeping environment for our children even safer, so they created the only breathable crib mattress on the market.

Cuppow BNTO Turns Your Extra Canning Jars Into Handy Lunchboxes

Unlike the trusty sandwich, most healthy lunches can’t just be thrown in a baggie. The BNTO by Cuppow is a canning jar adaptor that turns any wide mouth canning jar into a two compartment lunch box.

Insulin MicroNeedle Patch Promises To Make Life Easier For Diabetics

Diabetes is an extremely common group of metabolic disorders with approximately 387 million sufferers worldwide in 2014. Type 1 diabetes, the more severe form, stems from a failure of the pancreas to produce sufficient insulin. It often must be treated by regular injections of the hormone, a not entirely pleasant state of affairs for sufferers and one that is not always reliable. Now researchers have found a new way to deliver insulin that’s both painless and practical using a patch covered in microneedles.

Running Shoes Printed from Synthetic Biological Material Have A Life Of Their Own

A new concept for running shoes concerning proto-cell technology has been created by London designer and researcher, Shamees Aden. 3-D printed from synthetic biological material, these shoes have the capacity to repair themselves overnight. Read on for more on these amazing future wearables.


White Line Fever: The Top 8 Dedicated & Innovative Traffic Lanes

Today's trend towards an ever more inclusive society now extends to the highways and biways of our lives. That means drivers had better learn to share the road with everything from web-footed wanderers to oblivious earbud-equipped texters.

Five Inventive Products To Keep Children Cool While In The Car Or Stroller

Car seats are meant to keep our children safe, not to keep them cool. The same goes for strollers. Both are necessary and convenient when traveling with our kids, running errands, or trips to the park or beach. But our children’s body temperatures can heat up much faster than our own, and overheating is a very real and very scary concern for parents, especially on hot days and in hot cars. These products are inventive ways to help parents keep their children cool while in the car seat or stroller.

Star Wars R2D2 VW Camper Van: The Drivable Droid You've Been Looking For

A long time ago, in a Ford Galaxie far, far away... actually it was quite recently and instead of Fomoco's former flagship we're talkin' used VW camper van. A Brazilian couple with time and talent on their (dark) side has converted a tired old microbus into a drivable droid on Star Wars steroids!

Tiny Robotic Tentacles: Good Things Do Come In Small Packages

These  innovative soft robotic tentacles could prove to be ideal for delicate microscopic surgery. They can pick up an ant without damage to its body, offering new promise to invasive surgical procedures such as the safe and intricate manipulation  of blood vessels or embryos.

Nekoashi Chair Socks: Feline Footwear For Your Furniture

Nekoashi Chair Socks from Japan's Toyo Case are designed to slip over the “feet” of your chair and table legs, keeping your floors safe from unsightly scratches while adding mass quantities of cuteness to your décor scheme.

Avakai Are Real Imaginary Friends For The Digital World

The founders of Vai Kai want to introduce us to Avakai, a play companion for kids growing up in our quickly developing digital world. Avakai are imaginary friends, interactive smart toys, and tools for social interaction. Avakai offer three distinct superpowers which allow children to speak in musical tones, share feelings, and sense proximity to other Avakai.

Make Your Own Carbon Nanoparticles

Carbon nanoparticles have been shown to be extremely useful in ferrying pharmaceuticals within the body. They are small enough to escape notice of the body’s immune system and reflect light in such a way that they can be easily distinguished from natural tissues. Unfortunately, their production has always involved complicated and expensive equipment and slow purification processes. Now bioengineers have found a way to produce them in just a few hours with only a microwave and simple household products like molasses and honey.

Cheap Chinese Pickup Truck Channels Cadillac's Expensive Escalade

The Shanxi Victory X1 pickup truck looks like a Cadillac Escalade EXT – sorta – but we're guessing even Chinese rappers won't touch this cheap crew cab in a Caddy knock-off wrapper.

Fashion Footprint: Clothing, This Is Your Life

Meet Norwegian diplomat turned social entrepreneur, Mariam Naqvi who has  founded Fashion Footprint, a fashion traceability app that can scan clothing  and provide ratings information on everything from factory safety to workers' health.